The Crowne Plaza Newcastle – Stephenson Quarter has been crowned the winner of the SOLO Awards and named the UK’s most female friendly hotel.
The awards, launched by UK business travel management company Redfern earlier this year, began a bid to find and promote hotels which prioritised the needs of women business travellers.
Over 100 hotels were nominated with eight eventually being shortlisted. Those shortlisted were then secretly visited by judges to decide the winner.
The Crowne Plaza was chosen based on its commitment for safety, with 24/7 concierge and thorough CCTV. Its staff were also highly praised for their personable, friendly approach.
Kate Wimpeney, chief operating officer at Redfern, said: “It’s no longer acceptable to just offer a comfortable stay. Following the nominations, it is clearly apparent that the hotels women really value offer a combination of the highest standards in both comfort and safety.”
Ellen Deboeck, general manager, said: “We are delighted to be recognised by Redfern as the most female friendly hotel in the UK. Whilst our hotel is memorable for its striking design and fantastic facilities, we are proud that it is our level of service and friendliness that makes us standout.”
Other shortlisted hotels included; Hilton Leeds, Mercure Manchester, Novotel Birmingham City Centre, Park Regis Birmingham, Travelodge Hull city centre, North Lakes Hotel Penrith and Doubletree by Hilton Tower Hill.